Sonic the Hedgehog (or simply called Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie) is an 1996 action adventure animated film based on SEGA's video game franchise of the same name.


Sonic the Hedgehog and his sidekicks Tails and Knuckles the Echidna are determined to thwart a plan that would turn their Land of the Sky into the equivalent of the Land of Darkness, which lurks beneath the surface. So they plow through to the center of the planet and the ancient city of Robotropolis to do righteous battle. The big question of the day is whether the usually evil Dr. Robotnik is telling the truth for once or sending the good guys into a trap.

Why it Rocks

  1. Very smooth animation, even for direct-to-video standards.
    • The animation is similar to Sonic CD, in which the animation was quite a masterpiece.
  2. A intense fight scene with Sonic and Metal Sonic.
  3. A few cool one-liners that would become internet memes soon, like "Shut up, Tails!" or "You know what I'm gonna do, but that's not going to help you because I know everything you're gonna do! Strange, isn't it?"
  4. Likable and awesome characters like Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Robotnik and even Metal Sonic.
  5. Many funny moments. For example, Robotnik uses two missiles, but one of them was the rabbit that successfully hit the Tornado, when the turtle missile moves very slow.
  6. It follows the source material with few minor changes.
  7. Metal Sonic also later reappears as a redeemed character named Shard the Metal Sonic in the Sonic comic series.
  8. Excellent soundtrack, as it was originally going to feature the soundtrack but it was dropped due to poor sales for the Japanese release.
  9. Sonic gives the middle finger to Robotnik in one scene!

Bad Qualities

  1. Sara is really annoying in every part of the movie, much like Princess Elise from Sonic 2006.
  2. The English voice acting is mediocre at best.